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america trying to buy themselves a congress. i think what you will be writing about is that it is essential that we make sure that we restore accountability, that when it comes to the money involved in politics that it be transparent. that we know who is giving and we make sure. the average contribution to the president's campaign is about $53. compare that to the republicans which is a much higher. mitt romney had to take out a loan to purchase up to the general election of $20 million. they had no big givers left to get a. when it comes to money and politics, president obama and democrats have tried to deemphasize big corporate givers. we believe this should be a people power campaign. that is why we focus on the $5 or $20 contributions. i think it will carry the president back to the white house. i think you'll see lots of members elected. that grass-roots fund-raising has been reflected in their ground game operation. >> to you feel any added pressure since lord is your home state to deliver florida for president obama? -- florida is your stathome to deliver 42 p
of the majority of america. >> one leader who attended that meeting was quoted in the paper as saying that the president spray-painted a line in the sand. [laughter] what language did he use? >> he reiterated what we heard him say publicly on the thursday after the election, where he said -- i just had a national debate in this country. i presented a choice. i am going to follow the will of the people and that every american earning $250,000 and above it pays more. he wants congress to pass the extension of the middle-class tax cuts now so that families can enter the thanksgiving and christmas holiday with a sense of economic security. it seems to me that is one point of view that crosses the aisle. the republican house ought to be able to act on it. >> there are a lot of different ways of people are talking about getting to revenue. i have not heard house republicans say they would be willing to go along with higher tax rates, but they're talking about things like closing loopholes, limiting tax deductions. would those be things that you would consider seriously to get revenue that w
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